In a world where violence seems to rule,

we commit, O God, to small random acts of peace making.


Where people are oppressed

because they look, act, speak, think or love differently

we will affirm their freedom.


Where people are exploited

because they lack the strength or resources to refuse,

we will seek to create alternatives.


Where people are controlled

through threat and fear,

we will offer safety and hope.


Where people believe their violence and power

give them the right and ability to act as they please

we will call them to account.


Wherever violence is done to another,

through physical force, manipulation of truth,

or the subtle workings of power,

we will opt out,

we will speak out,

and we will stand out in opposition,

through small, random acts of peace making.


In Jesus’ Name.